- Master Swordsmith
NORIHIRO MIYAIRI

The official website of Norihiro Miyairi, a master swordsmith living in the modern era, possessing the highest level of craftsmanship.

- Master Swordsmith
NORIHIRO MIYAIRI

The official website of Norihiro Miyairi, a master swordsmith living in the modern era, possessing the highest level of craftsmanship.

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Norihiro Miyairi

Japanese swords of high dignity and class created by swordsmith Norihiro Miyairi have an unfathomable divine power, sometimes bewitching, sometimes glamorous, that penetrates the soul of those who encounter them and invites them to a world of the ethereal.

While born into the famous Miyairi family of swordsmiths, he became a disciple of the rare genius swordsmith Sumitani Masamine.
It is customary for swordsmiths to study under a single master swordsmith who has mastered a particular style, and to carry on that style as their own.
Therefore, learning from another school was implicitly forbidden by the Soshu style Miyairi school which is a major faction.
This is the origin story of Norihiro Miyairi, a revolutionary in the sword-making world who transcended schools and was a lone wolf who broke the rules.

He is a star of hope among swordmakers. He expanded his range of works beyond Sumitani who was the master of Bizen, taking on the Yamashiro, Mino, and Yamato styles, and continues to hone his craft, mastering the “Gokaden” Five Styles that originate from the region. Despite the difficulty in mastering even a single style, Norihiro Miyairi has continued to produce outstanding swords in all five styles, that inspire all who see them.